It’s true, really, yes me, in a school. Well it’s like a school but without the thick pink custard and bunsen burners. It’s called ‘Codecademy’, you join up online then take the courses at your own pace, it’s very interactive and simply laid out. I’ve started with the basic HTML courses and will then I’ll move onto the CSS section. HTML is like the bones or skeleton of a web site and the CSS can be looked at like the skin. It’s what makes it pretty and easy to look at.
This first week has been pretty good and I’m starting to be able to grasp some of the basics. They split the lessons down into quite small chunks so you can see your progress, there’s a little test at the end of each one to check if you’ve taken most of it in. If you get it wrong then little hints come up to help you – never had that when I was at school.
So far I’ve learnt how to set up an HTML page adding the head and the body, the head is where the title goes, this is the name you see on the tab of your web browser. The body of course is where all the content of your site goes, I did say that HTML was the skeleton.
Paragraphs go in the body and can be created by entering your text between paragraph tags like these Your text. All content in an HTML document has to be contained in between an opening and a closing tag.